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Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Reality doesn’t impress me, I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” Anais Nin


I could describe this by mundane anatomy,
by arcane physiology, or even psychology,
naming steps, movements, the exhaustion 
of language spent in breathless pursuit.

A nomenclature of moments cannot possibly
describe the sheer urgency of the softness 
and welcome of folding with you into an
ecstasy beyond description, beyond reason,
beyond, until we let go.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Looking east, out over the Blackwood River at a glorious dawn.

“What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?” E.M. Forster


Sometimes words cannot speak,
and only sounds unformed will
come, followed by a silence that
speaks loudly through the eyes of
something beyond the constraints
of beauty, pointing past the moment,
to beyond the veil of time, to life in
all its fragility reaching out to us
with an ecstasy of awe.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: State Forest, Mundaring.

“If you go into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” Alan Watts


The forest edges to newness and I want to 
run into it, roll, sit, walk stand in it,
embody the quiet growth as the dry 
relinquishes to life renewed, breathing
after breath too long held, to fill my 
senses to an ecstasy beyond the big O
as every sound, smell and sensation
rushes through my desiccated soul,
till finally, overcome, I want to sleep
with her silence.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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